• News Alert: Minimum Wage to Increase January 2018

    Remember Proposition 206? The one that requires all businesses with at least one employee to provide paid sick leave effective July 1, 2017?  Another important provision of Prop 206 is an incremental increase in the minimum wage for hourly employees. As a result, the minimum wage in Arizona increased from $8.05 to $10.00 on January […]

    Read more >

  • Are You Ready to Ring in the New Year?

    Did you say 2018? Where did 2017 go? More to the point, how did it go? Did you hit all your business goals? If you did, congratulations. Set even higher goals for next year. But if you didn’t, don’t beat yourself up—build yourself up. Now is the time to figure out what got in the […]

    Read more >

  • Are You Stuck on the Launch Pad? Join Our Career Launch Program

    You’ve taken that last exam and marched proudly in your college or grad school graduation. You’ve had jobs before—waiting tables, stacking boxes, checking out groceries or clothes—but not a career. You’ve sent out a few resumes because that’s what you do, but nothing has come of it. Are you ever going to be able to […]

    Read more >

  • Feeling Stuck? Join Our Mid-Life Reinvention Program

    It’s the New Year. Are you feeling stuck in your career? Want to make a change, but don’t know what to do? Bang your head on the desk when you think about resumes and cover letters? Let us give you a lift up and out. For $500, our Mid-Life Reinvention program offers four one-hour sessions […]

    Read more >

  • How to Keep Good Workers: Follow the Golden Rule

    Hiring good workers is a critical function for every small business, but it’s only the beginning. One of the biggest costs to small businesses, both in the outlay of actual money and in lost productivity, is worker churn. Once you hire good workers, how do you keep them? The simple answer is, follow the Golden […]

    Read more >

  • How to Find Good Workers: Hire Them

    In my work with small business owners, I hear all the time: “Wendy, I just can’t find good workers.” It’s as if they expect these mythical creatures to materialize before them, fully trained and ready to go. But that’s not how it happens. You don’t find good workers, you hire them. After 25 years as […]

    Read more >

  • Building a Power Network

    You’ve heard it everywhere –books, Blogs, Twitter, Workshops. If you want to grow your business, network, network, network. But what does that mean? Networking is more than the sum of your contacts – it’s the depths of your relationships. Here’s how to transform your contacts into relationships and build a power network. First, building a […]

    Read more >

  • Balancing Work and Home: Five Tips for the Busy Woman

    Are you a self-employed woman or have a demanding position where you have to be “on” all the time? Congratulations! You have worked hard and made your dreams a reality. Now the part that no one warns you about: you have grown heavy with responsibilities and feel pulled in several directions. What can you do? […]

    Read more >

  • Be the CEO of Your Business, Not the Intern

    As women entrepreneurs, we want to do it all, and to do it all well. And because we want to do it all, too often we forget why we became self-employed to begin with. And worse yet, we forget how to ask for help. Below are some “down and dirty” tips on how to be […]

    Read more >

  • Communication: Listening Skills

    Many of us are under the assumption that communication is just talking to people. It is so much more than that. For example – communication is about listening as well as speaking. This is important in both your personal and professional life. You can learn, re-learn and perfect these skills with some practice. For professionals […]

    Read more >